Kerryn Wildenburg – Operations Manager
Kerryn joined KCC as the full-time Operations Manager in December 2017 and through her life and career experience brings to the role considerable expertise in areas including: hospitality, retail management (food & variety goods), and food preparation. She also has considerable experience in community and crisis support and has been an active community volunteer.
Having grown up on the Mornington Peninsula, Kerryn moved to Kyneton in 2011 with her partner Simon Furness, where they have raised their two daughters and become valued members of the Kyneton community. Prior to her appointment in her current role with KCC, Kerryn’s first interaction with the organisation was as a volunteer with its soup kitchen program in 2014.
Before moving to Kyneton, Kerryn worked as the Larder Chef at the Rosebud RSL restaurant and prior to this spent four years as the Assistant Manager with M&M Peables Gift and Variety in Rosebud, where she was responsible for the day-to-day running of the store, visual merchandising, bookkeeping, inventory management and product ordering, and staff training. During her time with M&M Peables, Kerryn was the Retail Customer Service Award Winner with the “NAB Business Excellence Awards Rosebud 2009”.
Since moving to Kyneton Kerryn has worked with a number of local food orientated businesses including, Watts Fresh Grocers and Bakers Delight. She has subsequently gained qualifications in “Home and Community Care” (Certificate 3) and “Aged Care” (Certificate 3), through the Kyneton Community and Learning Centre, and completed placements at Bupa Aged Care Kyneton as a personal care worker and with Macedon Ranges Shire Council as a personal care and home care worker, looking after multiple clients with a broad variety of needs.
As a result of her considerable life experience and her own personal challenges, Kerryn is able bring a tremendous level of care and compassion for those within the broader KCC community. Kerryn is an experienced mentor in the alcoholic rehabilitation 12 step program and also holds qualifications in Hospitality Operations (Certificate 4) and Business Administration (Certificate 3).
Team of Volunteers
KCC only operates due to the significant involvement of its team of volunteers for whose support we are very grateful. Our volunteers come from all walks of life and personal circumstances and we are constantly amazed at the generosity of the people within our community. Some of the roles our volunteers assist with include: